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1st Chilwell & Attenborough Beavers Love Camping!

collageprintspah~1494529088980-654e6e6e-70e1-4cf4-a294-5d9494f3b984_L13 Beaver Scouts from the 1st Chilwell and Attenborough Scout Group have just returned from their first ever 2-night camp at Drum Hill Scout Camp in Derbyshire.

Upon arrival on the Friday night they got stuck in to fitting the inner compartments to their tents so they could get their kit stored and sorted for the rest of the camp – and loved every minute of it! From then on it was outside activities galore!

Clare Woodroffe (BeaverScout Leader and ADC Beavers) commented: “Over the weekend they went Bouldering, tackled Low Ropes and the Assault Course, lit their own fires (using a flint and steel) and then toasted marshmallows on them, went ‘picture orienteering’ and tried their hand at archery. They kept the leaders on the go all weekend. It was an amazing fun-packed weekend for the Beavers – and the leaders”

One highlight was the Saturday evening camp fire and story time. “Major Heffalump” – the Group’s latest adult volunteer (who just happens to be a Major in the armed forces)  – entranced them with the story of Winnie-the-Pooh and the Heffalump Trap. In case you don’t remember the story, here is an extract:

“Pooh’s first idea was that they should dig a Very Deep Pit, and that the Heffalump would come along and fall into the Pit . . . Pooh rubbed his nose with his paw, and said that the Heffalump might be walking along, humming a little song, and looking up at the sky, wondering if it would rain, and so he wouldn’t see the Very Deep Pit until he was halfway down, when it would be too late.” [Winnie-the-Pooh – A.A.Milne]

And the verdict? The Beavers announced on the Sunday afternoon that they wanted to go camping again – for an even longer camp and at a different site – and then started planning it.

That’s “Youth Shaped Scouting” at it’s best.

Well done 1st C&A Beavers  – what a brilliant camp!

(More Information about the 1st Chilwell and Attenborough Scout Group can be found here)



2nd Beeston Sea Scouts Recruitment Drive

The 2nd Beeston Sea Scouts held the first of a series of “taster sessions” when young people were invited to participate in a “day on the canal”. 


The next “taster session” is being held on Sunday 9th October at Beeston Canal Bridge (on the corner of Meadow Road and  Canalside in Beeston Rylands).

Come down between 11.00am and 1.00pm for a new adventure! The event is open to any young person aged 7 or over.

The Group offers both the  “traditional Scouting programme”  with the added benefit of opportunities to take part in a range of  action-packed water activities. With spare places in all 3 sections (Beavers, Cubs,  and Scouts ) they are currently seeking to attract new members.

The Group is also keen to attract additional adult volunteers to help alongside the existing leadership teams. No previous experience is necessary as full training and support is provided.

The Group have a land-based Headquarters on Lilac Grove in Beeston. In addition they have their own Water Activity Centre on Barton Island – visible from Attenborough naturure Reserve – on the River Trent.

Beavers meet on Thursdays from 6.15pm – 7.30pm

Cubs meet on Mondays from 6.45pm – 8.15pm

Scouts meet on Fridays from 7.30pm – 9.00pm

Contact information for the Group can be found here



Beaver 30th Birthday Celebration Picnic

Saturday 16th July saw over 100 Beaver Scouts from across the District join forces for an afternoon of fun-packed activities at Bramcote Park, followed by a birthday “Celebration Picnic”.

Every Beaver received a picnic “goodie bag” as a memento of the event.

Clare Woodroffe, who planned the event, commented “It was an amazing afternoon and it was great to see so many of our Beavers joining in the fun and making new friends. We wanted to celebrate our 30th Birthday in style and everybody had a fantastic time!”

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